Yes, Richard is right. Furthermore, it encompasses all manner of FM formats, not just urban dance.
It's a disease of bad taste.
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From: "Richard L. Hess" <[log in to unmask]>
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> At 09:08 PM 7/15/2006, steven c wrote:
>>One more thing...this "louder must be better" FM-signal attitude is based
>>on one specific segment of the listening demographic...the idi...er,
>>who put thousand-watt systems in their motor vehicles, turn the bass control
>>as far up as it goes, and then demonstrate their "manhood" by cruising their
>>cities playing the bass lines of "Urban Dance" hits to a kilometer-square
>>audience through rolled-up windows (and deafening themselves in the process,
>>so the high volume levels eventually become a necessity so they can hear
> I don't think that's completely true. It predates the kilowatt mobile sound systems.
> See "Loudness Trumps Everything" on p 421 of Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, Vol 54, No
> 5, 2006 May and relevant citations in the article.
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